co-dependency


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(1) The activity of an enabler, a person who allows an alcoholic or other substance abuser to continue with the addiction
(2) The concomitant presence of 2 or more states of drug dependency—e.g., alcohol and substance abuse (marijuana, heroin, barbiturates)

co-dependency

Substance abuse
1. The activity of an enabler, a person who allows an alcoholic or other substance abuser to continue with the addiction. See Enabler.
2. The concomitant presence of 2 or more states of drug dependency–eg, alcohol and substance–marijuana, heroin, barbiturates.
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